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Where to Go Shopping

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NICE CVB MAN SAYS: “Dallas is known as a mecca for shopping, you know.” We did. He suggested NorthPark Center, because you can take the DART Red Line from downtown, and West Village, because it offers “more of a European-style shopping experience.”

WE SAY: NorthPark is a fine choice. You will find no more elegant mall in this fair land of ours. But the West Village suggestion confused us. Maybe the nice CVB man had in mind a part of Europe we’re not familiar with, but we’d never compare the two. We would suggest Highland Park Village, if you’re looking for European-style shopping (whatever that is). The Spanish Mediterranean outdoor shopping center was built in 1931 and is a national historic landmark. You’ll find some of the toniest stores (and shoppers) in Dallas. Christian Louboutin and Diane von Furstenberg recently opened storefronts there. And our cover boy this month, Troy Aikman, is known to frequent the Mi Cocina at HPV. He’s very European (if you consider Henryetta, Oklahoma, to be European). If you’re looking for a shopping experience that’s a bit funkier but no less charming, try the Bishop Arts area of North Oak Cliff. Exuding a hip, Brooklyn-like vibe, the historic district houses a collection of fashionable boutiques such as Epiphany and Zola’s Everyday Vintage, as well as recent Best of Big D winners Bishop Street Market (best gift shop) and Dude, Sweet Chocolate (best chocolatier). For more info on the area, go to bishopartsdistrict.com.



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